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Himachal DGP Kundu home quarantined

IANS | June 09, 2020 04:33 PM

SHIMLA:Newly-elevated Himachal Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Kundu has been home quarantined after he has been in contact with a person who died of Covid-19 in New Delhi on Tuesday, the state police said.

This person had met officers in the police headquarters here on the first day of Kundu assuming charge on June 1, it is learnt.

"On June 1, a person had visited the PHQ and travelled to Delhi on the same day. Now it has been reliably learnt that he tested positive for novel coronavirus on June 8 in Delhi and passed away on June 9, " a statement by the Police Department said.

The areas the person had visited in the police headquarters have been sealed and the building is being sanitised.

"We are also having the officers and personnel, who this person may have come in contact with, medically tested. The officers and personnel tested will remain in self-quarantine till such time as their results come out negative, " the release added, without disclosing the identity of officers and other police personnel who came into contact with the Covid-19 positive case.

A police spokesperson told IANS that the deceased was not from the police and might had visited the police headquarters to greet the DGP on his first day.He said random sampling of at least 30 policemen was carried out.

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